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San Diego High School Expo
Calling all High School Families and interested High School Students!
Please join us for the upcoming San Diego High School Expo.
Date: November 28, 2018
Location: 13915 Danielson St., Poway, CA 92064
A light dinner and snacks will be provided, so kindly RSVP so we can plan accordingly. RSVP here. We hope to see you there!
Save the Date-Winter Wonderfest
The Inspire Qualifying Spelling Bee will take place on January 18th, 2019 at the Poway office located at 13915 Danielson Road Suite 200. Once the interest level has been determined and the initial registration has been completed, a list of study words will be sent to you via email.
Please fill out the survey HERE to enter the Inspire Qualifying Bee.
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Work Samples and Attendance
Work samples are a great opportunity for you to share some of the amazing things your student is doing. Because these samples are the portfolio that demonstrates proof of work for your student, be sure what you submit is clear, complete, and includes the needed information. Just a few reminders about samples:
- For TK-8 grade students, one sample must be provided from Language Arts, Math, Science OR Social Studies (History)
- For High School students, one work sample for each course must be provided
- On each work sample, the following information MUST be included: First and Last Name of student, sample completion date (must be within the learning period), and proof of parent review (grade, percentage, fraction, etc).
More information about work samples can be found HERE on the San Diego Parent Resource site, including templates for photo samples.
Parent Portal and Attendance
San Diego Parent Resource Site
Want a fun way to teach your student(s) about Intermolecular Forces? Milk Art is a way to learn this scientific concept. A little bit about this experiment:
- In some chemical reactions the result is something instant and unexpected. The reason for it is often unknown at first. In this case, the result is caused by the changes in intermolecular forces. Milk has several lactose molecules, which are rich in hydrogen bonds and are also very fatty. These molecules are normally attracted to each other and create surface tension. In the beginning the food coloring has no effect on the milk. Adding a drop of soap though causes everything to go crazy, why?
- The soap acts as a surfactant. It breaks the surface tension, so each molecule of milk it touches is no longer attracted to the other molecules. On a molecular level, the soap breaks the attraction between the molecules. When those molecules can no longer stay together they are drawn down by gravity and pushed away by the other parts of the milk that were not affected by the soap, because when the surface tension in the middle is broken, the sides have a much stronger surface tension.
Many students are currently learning about Native Americans. With so many local tribes around, I hope that many of you will get out there to the visitor centers and museums in the area to learn about the deep roots and rich culture to be found there!
The Barona Museum has a fantastic presenter with amazing stories! The Museum’s collection represents thousands of years of history—some objects dating as far back as 10,000 years—and it demonstrates the artistry and skill of the hemisphere’s first inhabitants.
Entrance to the Barona Cultural Center & Museum is free of charge!
This site includes videos for all types of math. There is a search bar where you can type in the topic needed. However, they also have 6 different topics to choose. These include basic math, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, and study skills. There are tons of videos under each topic. It is a great resource for all levels of math. Check it out.
Check out Sheppard Software! Sheppard Software's Language Arts page features a variety of games for different grade levels.
Elementary students (and anyone who needs a refresher) can play the animated grammar and punctuation games, which review basic punctuation and grammar concepts.
Middle school and high school learners can review their SAT and advanced vocabulary through the SAT Words and Vocabulary in Context games. If your student loves games involving letters and words, check out the word games section, which is great for a range of ages.